There seems to be a discrepancy of how many empty homes there are in Vancouver.
New Census numbers show more than double the city’s estimate.
The 2016 Census reports there are more than 25,000 empty homes in Vancouver, that’s 15 per cent higher than the last census in 2011.
But data gathered by the city last March said there were only about 11,000 homes sitting vacant.
Back then, however, the City said the numbers could be 20 per cent lower or higher than the estimated number.
The Census counts total private homes and private homes with regular residents.
An unoccupied unit is counted if a home is vacant on census day, if a property is up for rent or on the market or if homeowners have yet to move in a newly-purchased home.
The city commissioned the report to address low rental vacancy rates using BC Hydro data.